10a Service 10-9-16

ST. MATTHEWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

330 N HUBBARDS LANE • LOUISVILLE, KY 40207

Holy Eucharist  10a

ST. FRANCIS DAY BLESSING OF THE BEASTS

Ordinary Time, Proper 23   Sunday, October 9, 2016

Remember to turn off all mobile phones and pagers.

LITURGY OF THE WORD

PRELUDE

Presider: Bless the Lord, all you God’s creatures.

People: And forget not all his benefits.

HYMN

Canticle of the sun

by: Marty Haugen

Refrain

The heavens are telling the glory of God,

And all creation is shouting for joy!

Come, dance in the forest, come, play in the field,

And sing, sing to the glory of the Lord!

Verse One

Praise for the sun, the bringer of day,

he carries the light of the Lord in his rays;

the moon and the stars who light up the way unto your throne!

Verse Two

Praise for the wind that blows through the trees,

the seas’ mighty storms, the gentlest breeze;

they blow where they will, they blow where they please to please the Lord!

Verse Three

Praise for the rain that waters our fields,

and blesses our crops so all the earth yields;

from death unto life her mystery revealed springs forth in joy!

Verse Four

Praise for the fire who gives us his light,

the warmth of the sun to brighten our night;

he dances with joy, his spirit so bright, he sings of you!

COLLECT OF THE DAY

Presider: The Lord be with you.

People : And also with you.

Presider: Let us pray.

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

FIRST READING Seated

2Timothy2:8-15

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David– that is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful– for he cannot deny himself. Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.

Lector The Word of the Lord.

People Thanks be to God.

PSALM Remain Seated

Psalm 111

  • 1  Alleluia! I will give thanks to you, O God, with my whole heart, *
    in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.
  • 2  Great are your deeds, O God; *
    they are studied by all who delight in them.

  • 3  Your work is full of majesty and splendor, * and your righteousness endures for ever.
  • 4  You make your marvelous works to be remembered; * you are gracious and full of compassion.
  • 5  You give food to those who fear you; * you are ever mindful of your covenant.
  • 6  You have shown your people the power of your works * in giving them the lands of the nations.
  • 7  The works of your hands are faithfulness and justice; * all your commandments are sure.
  • 8  They stand fast for ever and ever, * because they are done in truth and equity.
  • 9  You sent redemption to your people;
    you commanded your covenant for ever; * holy and awesome is your Name.

  • 10  The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom; *
    those who act accordingly have a good understanding; God’s praise endures for ever.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Standing

HOLY GOSPEL Remain standing

Luke17:11-19

Priest The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

People Glory to you, Lord Christ.

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

Priest; The Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

SERMON Seated   The Rev.Kelly Kirby

NICENE CREED Standing

BCP p.358

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

LITANY OF THANKS Remain standing

Intercessor:  Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us, for the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth, sky and sea.


People : For the richness of mountains, plains and rivers.


Intercessor:  For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the image of Christ,

People: For all creatures that breathe, and move, and have life.


Intercessor:  For all the songs of birds, and the loveliness of the seasons


People:  For the trust you have shown us in giving into our care these, our pets.

Intercessor:  We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;

People:  That there may be justice and peace on the earth.

Intercessor:  That each pet here may be treasured with care;

People:  That we may love and honor all your works, O God.
Intercessor:  We pray for those entrusted to our prayers……giving gratitude for their loving presence in our lives. For all of this we thank you, To the honor and glory of your name, now and forever.


People:  Amen.


The Presider adds a concluding collect

THE BLESSING OF THE BEASTS

Be praised most high, almighty Lord, for making us so happy to have our pets to play with and to love. We ask you, Lord, that we may be good to our pets always, so that they may be happy. Help us always to take care of them so that they will be healthy. Bless us, and all your creatures whose lives are closely linked with ours. Amen.

THE BLESSING OF EACH PET INDIVIDUALLY

If you have a beast to bless, or a stuffed animal, please follow the usher’s instructions.

PEACE All stand.

Presider The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People And also with you.

Then the Ministers and the People may greet one another in the name of the Lord.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS Seated

BIRTHDAY COLLECT

O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Presider says an Offertory Sentence

HOLY COMMUNION
OFFERTORY ANTHEM
From all that dwell below the skies   David Haas

From all that dwell below the skies, let the Creator’s praise arise!
Let the Redeemer’s Name be sung through every land, by every tongue!

Eternal are thy mercies, Lord,
and truth eternal is thy word:
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore till suns shall rise and set no more.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise him all creatures here below, Praise him above ye heavenly hosts, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

GREAT THANKSGIVING

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER A

Presider People Presider People Presider People

BCP p. 361

Presider: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

Presider: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Presider: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

The Presider continues the Eucharistic prayer

…Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

SANCTUS

Hymnal S-125

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.

The people stand or kneel as the prayer continues

Holy and gracious Father:…

…Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Presider and People

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

The Presider continues the prayer

…All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

The Presider then continues

As our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

People and Presider

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

BREAKING OF THE BREAD

A period of silence is kept

FRACTION ANTHEM

Hymnal S-154

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

All who seek God and are drawn to God through Christ are welcome at God’s table. Please remain seated until guided by the ushers to communion. There will be two standing stations. If for any reason you do not desire to receive communion, you may come forward and cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing. If you need gluten-free bread, please ask the priest giving out bread.

You are welcome to bring your pets forward with you today when you come to receive communion. If you wish to remain in your place with your pet, please indicate to an usher that you would like to receive communion at your seat.

COMMUNION HYMN

One bread, one body   John Foley

Refrain:

One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup if blessing which we bless.

And we, though many through out the earth,

we are one body in this one Lord.

Eucharistic Visitors may be commissioned

POSTCOMMUNION PRAYER

BCP p. 365

Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

BLESSING

The Priest blesses the people

POSTCOMMUNION HYMN

Prayer of St. Francis

Sebastian Temple

Verse 1:

Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love. Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord,
And where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

Verse 2:

Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope. Where there is darkness only light,
And where there’s sadness ever joy.

Refrain:

Oh Master, grant that I may never seek

So much to be consoled as to console.

To be understood as to understand,

To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Verse 3:

Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
In giving of ourselves that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

Text: Based on the prayer traditionally ascr. to St. Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226; Sebastian Temple, 1928-1997. Music: Sebastian Temple; arr. By Randall DeBruyn, b. 1947. Text and music ©1967, 1998, 2003, OCP Publications. All rights reserved. Dedicated to Mrs. Frances Tracy. Used with permission

DISMISSAL

People: Thanks be to God.

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